In her time, she’s been a wartime evacuee, land-girl, slaughterhouse worker, supermarket assistant and Master Butcher.
Now she’s a prisoner condemned to death. A first time for everything.
The case has made all the front pages. Speculation dominates every conversation. Why did she do it? How did she do it? Did she actually do it at all?
Her physical appearance and demeanour in court has sparked the British public’s imagination.
The story of a life and a death, of a post-war world which never had it so good, and of a woman with blood on her hands.
This is the story of Nancy Maidstone.